hiphoppy (6) - USA - APR 6, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden and cloudy appearance. Strong citrus aroma. Fizzy feel. the flavor starts off like citrus than turns to pine. the aftertaste leaves a great impression with a bitter bite. Highly recommended.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden amber pour, decent-sized head. Citrusy hop aroma with some caramel malts in there, and a touch of some other sweet light fruit, maybe orange. Similar hoppy flavors, with a bit better balance on sweet toasty malt. A touch of earthiness (I think maybe from the hops) gives it a nice extra dimension - dunno if the earthiness was there intentionally, but I liked it. Bitter finish. Good IPA.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber colored with a rocky off-white head. Lots of citrus in the nose, coupled with a subtle fruitiness (apricots), and a biscuity malt character. Juicy, floral hops hit the palate immediately, but are quickly tempered with light toasty, biscuity character paired with a subtle caramel sweetness. One of the best IPAs I have had.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap-Poured out a golden light amber with a small quickly dissapating head.The aromas are of hops and citrus and also in the flavor as well.Not bad,just not my favorite style.
jgolden (9) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a phenomenal IPA. Great aroma and very distinct taste. Stands out among IPAs.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Pours a light amber color with moderate head. Smells if citrus hops with a bit of grass and lemon zest. Taste is of citrus, pine, a hint of lemon, and malt to balance this baby out. This is a terrific IPA, one of the best I’ve head. It’s very drinkable and has an overall great mouthfeel.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer offers a hearty hops aroma that has a boiled corn fragrance in the background. It is a translucent maize colored solution with a thin white head. The hops are defiantly present in the taste. This beer has a bitter disposition from introduction to exit. Behind the bitter, there is a sweet taste of clove and honey. The throat is left with a strong bitter aftertaste lingering.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Illinismitty. Poured a murky golden color with a nice foamy white head that left some lacing. Great hop aroma with lots of citrus in the nose. Lots of crisp, bitter citrus hops in the flavor. Long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. A good IPA.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Not one of my favorites. The hop element is decidedly herbacious, matching the vigorous patch of grass featured on the label. The beer pours a lovely rich golden color but the initial pour is chased by a MASSIVE amount of sediment that is quite bitter and fairly unpleasant. I like unfiltered beers but this is just overkill. The beer becomes almost chewy at the end of the glass and has a funk with the slightest suggestion of bacteria.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IPA from Smuttynose ranks with some of the best we’ve had. Pours a light amber color with virtually no head. Aroma’s of strong hops with grapefruit and lemon notes. Initial flavor is heavy bitter, finishing moderately bitter. Fizzy carbonation on the mouth. Excellent.